Archived entries for Video

Finding rare artsy video gems online

Xeni Jardin:

Hidden behind the WSJ’s stupid paywall is this wonderful piece by Ian Mount about rare, “lost” art-films resurfacing at online video sites like Google and YouTube — and some ensuing copyright squabbles:

Increasingly, rare and avant-garde films are showing up on sites like these, best known for hosting homemade video spoofs. On YouTube, there are 1969 art videos by Nam June Paik, a 1967 student movie by George Lucas and an iconic 1930 film by Luis Buñuel and Salvador Dalí, as well as a clip of Dalí in a chocolate commercial.

It’s the latest reflection of an online culture where fans can function as curators of digital entertainment, bypassing libraries and museums with their own collections of music or movies. In many cases, these rare film clips are posted by amateur film buffs who’ve scooped up film reels or rare VHS tapes from eBay or local sales, and then digitized them for online viewing. A handful of Web sites and blogs, such as the Greylodge Podcasting Company (, link to the clips, many of which aren’t available on DVD.

Greylodge regularly posts links to cool arty stuff on YouTube and elsewhere. Use this link to pull posts from their blog tagged with the post category “link dump,” and here’s the latest with an insanely long list of wonderful, rare stuff: – Jean Michel Basquiat, Andy Warhol, rare Orson Welles and David Lynch shorts, Charles Manson on the Today Show, Psychic TV, a Sid and Nancy TV interview, the Avengers live at the Mabuhay… wow. Subscribe to their video linkdump RSS feed here.

off to youtube i go..

Tyger, tyger, burning bright

In Tyger, an animated short by Guilherme Marcondes, a giant jungle cat roams the city and transforms the urban jungle into a actual one, illuminating everything in sight with magic and wonder. Tyger combines puppetry, photography, and animation into the most original animated short I’ve seen in a long time. Now if you’ll excuse me, I’m going to go watch it again. (Thanks, Kev!)


Worth the 4.5 minutes of your time to watch. –GH

Originally posted by Johnny from Drawn!, ReBlogged by George Hotelling on May 11, 2006 at 08:29 AM

watch this, it is amazing…

Via Eyebeam reBlog

Metropolis on Internet Archive

First M, now Metropolis, one of Fritz Lang’s other masterpieces, is available for download on Internet Archive.

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As Bibi says, other formats are available at the Public Domain Movies. Related: Metropolis poster fetches record.

Via we make money not art

The Fourth Annual ‘Filmed by Bike’

filmedbybike.jpgCome Friday, 28 April, 2006 pedal pushers will crowd into the Clinton Street Theatre of Portland, Oregon, to see what their bicycling brethren have been up to in the motion picture world. Or as the press release puts it: “This thrillingly raucous film festival is a Portland favorite and has sold out every year.

CellFlix Festival

In today’s media marketplace, it’s all about thinking small and mobile. That’s the premise of CellFlix Festival, a student film festival for movies shot entirely on a cell phone.

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